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Habitat NOVA Selected to Participate in Neighborhood Assistance Program
Virginia Program Offers Tax Credits to Donors Supporting Non-profits Serving the Needy
ARLINGTON, Va. (July 2, 2014): Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is pleased to announce its recent acceptance into the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) run by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services. This program offers tax credits for donations to approved non-profit organizations in Virginia that serve the needy.
“We’re excited to participate in NAP this year,” said Rev. Jon Smoot, Habitat NOVA’s executive director. “This program offers substantial state tax credits to our donors, who are supporting our mission to build safe, decent and affordable homes in Northern Virginia.”
Using the program, individual donors who give at least $500 may be eligible for a Virginia tax credit of 65 percent of the value of their total contribution between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, or between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2015.
NAP tax credits are also available to businesses and trusts. The minimum donation from an eligible business or trust is $616.
The Virginia Department of Social Services allocated tax credits to more than 200 charities that participate in NAP. Those interested in making a donation to Habitat NOVA should call 703-521-9890 to determine the amount of NAP tax credits available. Tax credits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Donors must also complete Part I and II of the NAP Contribution Notification Form, and send it with all supporting documentation to Habitat NOVA to reserve their credits before making a donation. Habitat NOVA will complete the form and submit it to the Virginia Department of Social Services, which will send a tax credit certificate to the donor.
To learn more about the NAP tax credits or to download the NAP Contribution Notification Form, please visit: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/community/nap.cgi.
About Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s unique model of affordable housing is focused on home ownership. Habitat homeowners secure a no-interest mortgage, while the non-profit secures corporate sponsorship, in-kind donations and volunteer labor to make the home affordable. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) was founded in 1990, and to date has built 80 homes, rehabilitated 4 homes and repaired 20 homes, benefiting more than 400 people. As a local, self-sustaining affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat NOVA serves the counties of Fairfax and Arlington and the Cities of Falls Church, Fairfax and Alexandria. Learn more at www.habitatnova.org.